List of railway companies

This is a list of the world's railway operating companies listed alphabetically by continent and country. This list includes companies operating both now and in the past.

Note also that in some countries, the railway operating bodies are not companies, but are government departments or authorities.

Particularly in many European countries beginning in the late-1980s, with privatizations and the separation of the track ownership and management from running the trains, there are now many track-only companies and train-only companies.

Africa

Railway unions

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Côte d'Ivoire

Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)

Due to civil war, a good portion of the railway system of the Dem Rep of Congo is not presently functioning)

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Ghana

Guinea

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Senegal

South Africa

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

  • Togo Railways (RCFT)
  • Although Togo has railways in place, no trains have run on them for many years.

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

(There are no railways in Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, and Somalia.)

Asia

Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan has only 24.6 km of railway which are railheads from neighbouring countries. Iran and Turkmenistan plan to help Afghanistan build a rail network that would enable Iran and Turkey to link up with Central Asia.[1]

Bangladesh

Myanmar

China (People's Republic of China)

Hong Kong, China

Macau, China

India

[2]

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Lebanon

Malaysia

Freight, intercity and commuter rail

Metro and rapid transit

Airport train

Mongolia

  • UBTZ (Ulaanbaatar Railways)

Nepal

North Korea

Pakistan

There are few private companies offering private carrying.

Philippines

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Syria

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkmenistan

Vietnam

Europe

Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer

Albania

  • HSH (Albanian Railways - Hekurudha Shqiptare)

Austria

Azerbaijan

  • Passenger/freight train
    • ADY (Azerbaijan Railways - Azərbaycan Dəmir Yolları)
  • Subway

Belarus

Belgium

  • NMBS/SNCB (Belgian National Railways - Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen / Société Nationale des Chemins de fer belges), abbreviated in Dutch/French.
  • Lineas
  • Thalys
  • Eurostar
  • Dillen & Le Jeune Cargo NV

Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • ŽFBH (Railways of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine)
  • ŽRS (Railways of Republika Srpska - Željeznice Republike Srpske)

Bulgaria

  • BDZh (Bulgarian State Railways - Български Държавни Железници, Bălgarski Dărzhavni Zheleznitsi)

Croatia

  • (Croatian Railways - Hrvatske željeznice)
    • HŽ - Passenger Services ltd. - HŽ - Putnički prijevoz d.o.o.
    • HŽ - Cargo ltd. - HŽ - Cargo d.o.o.
    • HŽ - Infrastructure ltd. - HŽ - Infrastruktura d.o.o.

Czech Republic

  • SŽDC (Správa železniční dopravní cesty, s.o. - Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization)
  • ČD (České dráhy, a.s. - Czech Railways)
  • ČDC (ČD Cargo, a.s.)
  • JHMD (Jindřichohradecké místní dráhy - Jindřichův Hradec Local Railways)
  • AWT (Advanced World Transport, a.s.)
  • UNIDO (Unipetrol Doprava, a.s.)
  • MTR (METRANS Rail, s.r.o.)
  • RJ (RegioJet, a.s.)
  • LEO (LEO Express, a.s.)
  • GWTR (GW Train Regio, a.s.)
  • CXM (Connex Morava, a.s.)
  • ODOS (Ostravská dopravní společnost, a.s.)
  • SDKD (SD - Kolejová doprava, a.s.)
  • CZL (CZ Logistics, s.r.o.)

Denmark

  • DSB (Danish State Railways - Danske Statsbaner)
  • Arriva Danmark
  • GDS/HFHJ (Gribskovbanen / Hillerød-Frederiksværk-Hundested Jernbane)
  • HHJ (Odderbanen (Hads-Ning Herreders Jernbane))
  • HL (Capital City Local Railways - Hovedstadens Lokalbaner)
  • HTJ/OHJ (Høng-Tølløse Jernbane / Odsherreds Jernbane)
  • LJ (Lollandsbanen)
  • LN (Lille Nord)
  • LNJ (Lyngby-Nærum Jernbane)
  • NJ (North Jutland Railways - Nordjyske Jernbaner)
  • ØSJS (Eastern Railway - Østbanen (Østsjællandske Jernbaneselskab))
  • VLTJ (Lemvigbanen (Vemb-Lemvig-Thyborøn Jernbane)). A popular song about the railway by Danish band Tørfisk is simply called VLTJ.
  • VNJ (Western Railway - Vestbanen (Varde-Nørre Nebel Jernbane))

Estonia

  • CoalTerminalTrans Coal train operator to Muuga coal terminal (operated in 2006)
  • Edelaraudtee (passenger and freight; 1997–2014)
  • Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways, national raylway company; privatized 2001, re-nationalized 2006–2007)
  • Elektriraudtee (Electric Railway, Tallinn suburban passenger railway; 1998–2013)
  • Elron (government-owned passenger train operator; 2013–)
  • Go Rail (named EVR Ekspress until 2006; Tallinn–Moscow passenger service operator; 1998–2015)
  • Põlevkivi Raudtee (Coal train operator to Narva Power Plants)
  • Raudteeinspektsioon (formerly Raudteeamet; Estonian Railway Inspectorate (regulator); 1999–)
  • Spacecom (freight train operator; 2004–)
  • Westgate Transport (Transoil, freight train operator)

Finland

Passenger services

  • VR (VR Ltd—VR Oy)
  • Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto Oy

Freight only

  • Proxion Train Oy
  • Teollisuuden Raideliikenne Oy

France

Germany

*Deutsche Bahn (DB AG - German Railways 1992-) de:Liste deutscher Eisenbahngesellschaften

Passenger railways

Historic state railways

Greece

  • TrainOSE and OSE (Greek Railways Organization - Οργανισμός Σιδηροδρόμων Ελλάδας, Organismós Sidirodrómon Elládas)
  • Rail Cargo Goldair (Private freight rail operator, joint venture with Rail Cargo Austria)

Hungary

Passenger services

  • MÁV (Hungarian State Railways - Magyar Államvasutak), Infrastructure manager
  • GySEV/ROeEE (Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway - Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút / Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn - Hungaro-Austrian regional railway company), Infrastructure manager

Freight only

  • Rail Cargo Hungaria - formerly MÁV-Cargo
  • AWT RAIL HU (Subsidiary of Advanced World Transport Group)
  • MMV (Hungarian Private Railways Limited - Magyar Magánvasút Zrt.)
  • Floyd (Hungarian private rail undertaking)

Iceland

  • Apart from a short line used in the construction of Reykjavik harbour in the early 20th century, there have never been any railways in Iceland.

Ireland

Italy

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

  • Kosovo Railways (Kosovo Railways J.S.C - Hekurudhat e Kosovës Sh.A - Kosovske Železnice D.O.O.)

Latvia

  • LDz (Latvian Railway - Latvijas dzelzceļš - infrastructure manager)
  • Baltijas Ekspresis (Private rail company - Cargo Train)
  • Baltijas Tranzita Servis (Private rail company - Cargo Train)
  • LDz Cargo (Cargo Train)

Lithuania

Luxembourg

  • CFL (Luxembourg Railways - Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois)

North Macedonia

  • MZ (Macedoniann Railways - Makedonski Zeleznici)

Malta

Moldova

  • CFM (Moldovan Railway - Calea Ferată din Moldova)

Monaco

  • SNCF (French National Railways - Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français)

Montenegro

Netherlands

A few Dutch railway stations are served, even for journeys within the country, by foreign railway companies under the responsibility of NS. These companies are:

Cargo operators include:

Norway

Poland

Portugal

State Companies

  • CP (Portuguese Railways - Caminhos de ferro portugueses); Since 2004: Portuguese Trains - Comboios de Portugal
  • IP Infrastructure management; since 2015

State Subway Companies

Private Companies

Romania

State companies

Private companies

Private Company rail operator

Light rail

Russia

  • RZhD (Russian Railways - Российские железные дороги, Rossiskiye Zheleznye Dorogi)
  • Freight One (Freight One - Первая Грузовая Компания, Pervaya Gruzovaya Companiya)
  • New Forwarding Company (Новая перевозочная компания)
  • Yamal Railway Company
  • Railways of Yakutia

Serbia

  • ŽS (Serbian Railways - Železnice Srbije) - Engineering, formerly single national railway company
  • Srbija Voz - Passenger transport
  • Srbija Kargo - Cargo transport
  • Serbian Railways Infrastructure - Infrastructure asset management
  • Kombinovani Prevoz - Private railway operator
  • Despotija d.o.o. - Private railway operator
  • ŽT TENT (Railway transport of TPP Nikola Tesla - Železnički transport Termoelektrane Nikola Tesla)

Slovakia

  • ŽSR (Železnice Slovenskej Republiky - The Railways of the Slovak Republic, infrastructure manager)
  • ZSSK (Železničná Spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s., passenger transport operator)
  • ZSSSSKČS (Železničná Spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s., freight transport operator)
  • BRKS (Bratislavská regionálna koľajová spoločnosť, a.s.)
  • LTT (LTE Logistik a Transport Slovakia s.r.o.)
  • SŽDS (Slovenská železničná dopravná spoločnosť, a.s.)

Slovenia

  • (Slovenian Railways - Slovenske železnice)
  • Adria Transport, First private railway company in Slovenia de:Adria Transport

Spain

State Companies

Private Companies

Sweden

Switzerland

See also: Swiss railroads, List of railway companies in Switzerland

Turkey

  • Turkish State Railways (TCDD - Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları)
  • İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. (operating subways in city of Istanbul)
  • İzban A.Ş. (operating commuter trains in city of İzmir)
  • TUVASAS (Turkish wagon industry)
  • TULOMSAS (Turkish Locomotiveand Engines industry)
  • TUDEMSAS (Turkish carriage wagon industry)
  • EUROTEM (Railway Vehicles Industry and Trade Joint Stock Company)
  • SİTAŞ (Sivas Sleeper Manufacturing Industry and Trade Joint Stock Company)
  • RAYSİMAŞ (Rail Systems Engineering, Consultancy Joint Stock Company)
  • VADEMSAŞ (Voestalpine Kardemir Railway Systems Industry and Trade Joint Stock Company)

Ukraine

  • UZ (Ukrainian Railway - Укрзалізниця, Ukrzaliznytsya)

United Kingdom

Vatican City

  • FS, Italian State Railways
  • Trenitalia (Passenger division of FS)

Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina

Freight operators

Buenos Aires suburban operators

Long distance and regional passenger operators

Belize

Bolivia

  • Empresa Nacional de Ferrocarriles (ENFER) (Bolivia National Railways, 1996 split and partly privatized)
  • Empresa Ferroviaria Andina (FCA) (Western railway network)
  • Ferroviaria Oriental S.A. (FO) (Eastern railway network, 50% owned by Genesee & Wyoming)

Brazil

Those lines were always privately owned:

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

  • Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER), llamado antes de 1991 FECOSA (Ferrocarriles de Costa Rica)
  • National Atlantic Railroad Formerly called Northern Railway Company before being taken by Costa Rican government
  • Pacific Electric Railroad

Cuba

Ecuador

Falkland Islands

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

  • Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de Port-au-Prince, January 17, 1878 - April 1888
  • Société des Tramways de Port-au-Prince, April 18, 18971901
    (purchased by Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de la Plaine du Cul-de-Sac)
  • Chemin de Fer Central (owned by Haitian American Sugar Company/Hasco) 19151932(?)
  • Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de la Plaine du Cul-de-Sac 18961950s(?)
  • Compagnie Nationale (Compagnie de Fer Nationale?/Haitian National Railroad?) 19051940s(?)
    (probably purchased by Société Haitiano-Américaine de Développement Agricole/SHADA in 1940s)

Honduras

Here are some pictures and information on Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras http://www.fahrplancenter.com/FCNacionalHondurasEntry.html

Jamaica

Mexico

Nicaragua

see some pictures on http://www.fahrplancenter.com/NicaraguaTitel.html

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

El Salvador

  • Ferrocarriles Nacionales del Salvador (FENADESAL) (National Railways of El Salvador)

Suriname

  • Suriname Government Railway

Uruguay

Venezuela

North America

AAR

Canada

Mexico

United States

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

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